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Just around the cornerACDA East 2016 Boston
ACDA East 2016 conference   in Boston!
The board will be on the ORANGE track,
and hopes to see you there.


Thanks to all who made our annual high school madrigal festival this past December a glowing success, with Glory Reinstein leading the combined choirs.

Take a look at our Vermont ACDA Facebook page to watch the closing number with students and audience singing together!

And thanks all who made our VMEA Fall 2015 conference with plenty of sessions of interest to choral teachers and directors at Killington on Oct.11-12 a success!

The VMEA expanded its conference to all session offerings (choral, instrumental, general, technology) on Sunday afternoon and all day Monday. Jenny Cianciola served as co-choral chair and ACDA Liaison along with Kristin Cimonetti. We had a great line up including Greg Jasperse for the choral headliner. We were glad to see many of our colleagues at the conference!


THANK YOU for a successful GATHER AT THE RIVER 2015!

June 26-27, choral enthusiasts, Gather at the Riversingers and conductors gathered for a conference that featured keynote/guest conductor Joe Miller, of Westminster Choir College.

Please see our “Gather at the River” page for information about workshops, interest sessions, session presenters, and performances.


ATTENTION STUDENTS: ACDA membership is within reach! Your state offers a reduced membership fee. Contact chapter president Kristin Cimonetti or past-president Jeff Buettner, or click here to find application materials for new members on the ACDA website. For more information on the benefits of student membership, click here.


Last spring…

Children's Honors Choir 2015We had a wonderful VT ACDA 2015 Children’s Honors Choir festival and concert on May 1-2, 2015, with guest conductor Anthony Trecek-King. Thanks to all the teachers and conductors who helped prepare the nearly 150 singers who partipated! We’re working on plans for the 2016 festival. Contact Jenny Cianciola  <jwcianciola @ gmail.com> for details.

Earlier in the spring, we held our 3rd annual GREAT DAY OF SINGING in Rutland, led by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus’s new director, Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo. Check out the 2015 details here … and let us know if you’d like to participate in the next Great Day in 2016, by (a) introducing and conducting a piece, and/or (b) with your choir singing a selection or two as part of an informal demonstration performance at the end of the afternoon.  We’re beginning to look at dates in March 2016, and the idea of two locations, one in the Burlington area and the other in the Rutland area. As always, singers from all choirs will be welcome! Please e-mail Jeff Rehbach <rehbach @ middlebury.edu> if you’d like to participate!


Welcome to the Vermont Chapter of ACDA.

I and the board of Vermont ACDA hope that you will use this page as a resource for exciting and inspiring choral events in our state. Our leadership page provides contact information and describes the wealth of experience our board members bring to our state chapter. Please feel free to be in touch with any questions you have about working with choirs, finding great music for your ensemble, or sharing what’s happening with your ensemble! Find listings of scores, videos, and recommended repertoire on the Library/Resources page. Frank Whitcomb shares his thoughts on “Why we belong to ACDA” on the About ACDA page; take a read, and, if you’re not a member, we hope you’ll join us soon!

* Repertoire Reflections *

From our “R&S” (repertoire & standards) board members, you can find useful and insightful articles that offer insightful ideas on choral singing and repertoire.

Kristin Bamberger (Junior High/Middle School): a look at Somagwaza, 3-part South African ceremonial song, and The Arrow and the Song, text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, music by Christopher Matthews.

Bethany Plissey (College & University): Composer in Focus: Ēriks Ešenvalds, Latvia.

Just click on *Repertoire & Standards* at the top of the page!

VERMONT ACDA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Vermont ACDA offers a $500.00 scholarship to a high school senior who is pursuing a career in vocal music. The scholarship is awarded at the All State Music Festival in May. 2016 UPDATE COMING SOON


updatedJanuary 2016 Jeff Buettner, Past-President; Jeff Rehbach, webmaster